Persuasive Writing Activities:
· From reading A Christmas Story, consider Ralphie’s techniques to sell his parents on a Christmas gift of an air rifle. (List the ways Ralphie tried to convince his parents.) Afterwards, draft a persuasive argument to sell your parents, husband, etc. on buying you a car, boat, dress or other wanted item for Christmas.
· After examining the ad above featured in the movie, create your own Red Rider air rifle ad targeting parents/children. Click here to watch a video clip of Ralphie describing his sought after gift. (or create an ad for your desired Christmas present).